Conference – EN

Czech and Slovak Association of Language Centres in Higher Education

Faculty of Education
Comenius University in Bratislava

International conference

Quality Assurance of Language Programmes at
European Higher Education Institutions VIII

Under the Auspices of CercleS

doc. RNDr. Edita Partová, CSc.,
the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava

BRATISLAVA, 25 – 26 JUNE 2020

Announcement and Call for Papers

Objective of the Conference

To establish the forum for the exchange of theoretical information and practical experiences related to learning languages and teaching language programmes at higher education institutions in accordance with the policy of the European Commission.

Key-note Speakers:
Johann Fischer: Quality assurance in university language teaching and testing – a European perspective implemented at national and institutional level
Cristina Pérez Guillot – Julia Consuelo Zabala Delgado: CertACLES: ACLES (Spain) Language Accreditation System
Jolanta Wielgus: Academic Language Certificate ACERT as the Key Element of Quality Assurance in Language Teaching and Assessment at Polish Universities

Department of German Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, Comenius University in Bratislava

Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Education, Racianska 59, 813 34 Bratislava

25-26 June 2020

Symposium Languages:
Czech, English, Slovak

Important Deadlines:
Extended abstract:                                           28 February 2020
Announcement on the abstract acceptance:    13 March 2020

Conference fee covers:
Costs linked to the attendance of the conference and refreshments. (It does not include accommodation, meals and travel costs.) The papers will be published in the conference proceedings after the due double-peer reviewing.

Early Bird (before 27 March 2020)
CercleS members     50 EUR
Others                       70 EUR

After 28 March 2020 (before 15 May 2020)
CercleS members      70 EUR
Others                        90 EUR

Bank details
Account holder:                 Cesko-Slovenska asociacia ucitelov cudzich jazykov
Address:                            Pedagogicka fakulta, Racianska 59, 813 34 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Registration Code (ICO):   36061468
VAT Number:                     2021570980
Bank:                                 Vseobecna uverová banka, a.s.
Bank Code:                        0200
IBAN:                                 SK10 0200 0000 0041 2254 5357
BIC (SWIFT):                     SUBASKBX

* Please send your abstract to the address:


Section I
Quality assurance of HEI Curricula

a. Quality of HEI performance – criteria
b. Institutionalization of the quality assurance at HEI
c. Internalization of higher education
d. TQM at HEI

Section II
Quality assurance of language programmes at HEI

a. Language profile of a student/graduate in the tertiary education
b. Transparency and standardization of the acquired language competences
c. NULTE, UNIcert®

Section III
Profile of the language teacher at HEI

a. LSP teacher profile and CEFR
b. Changes in curricula of the institutions educating language teachers
c. Further education of LSP teachers (formal and informal)

Section IV
Common European Framework for Languages and European Language Portfolio

a. Standardization of language programmes at HEI
b. Creating and implementing language programmes at HEI
c. Innovative approaches to teaching and learning languages
d. Assessment of the acquired competences including self-assessment